Research: Organic chemistry of nitrogen heterocyclic compounds, especially indoles. Biological activity of organic compounds.
Professor Sundberg is primarily engaged in teaching and chemical education. Along with Francis A. Carey he is the author of “Advanced Organic Chemistry,” a two-part text, which was recently published in its fourth edition. Professor Sundberg is also interested in synthetic methodology in heterocyclic chemistry and is the author of “Indoles” in the Best Synthetic Methods Series (Academic Press, 1996).
Electrophilic Substitution Reactions of Indoles. Sundberg RJ. Reactions and Applications of Indoles, G. W. Gribble, editor, Springer, 2010, pp 47-115.
The Iboga Alkaloids and their Role as Precursors of Anti-neoplastic Bisindole Catharanthus Alkaloids, The Alkaloids, Sundberg RJ and Smith SQ. Vol 59, G. A. Cordell, editor, Academic Press, 2002 281-376.
Diethyl formylmethylphosphonate as an acetaldehyde synthon for quinoline synthesis. Wllz AJ, Sundberg RJ. Synlett. 1, 75-76 (2001).
Synthesis of 8-methoxy-1-methyl-1H-benzo[de][1,6]naphthyridin-9-ol (isoaaptamine) and analogues. Walz AJ, Sundberg RJ. J. Org. Chem. 65, 8001-8010 (2000).
Bis-cationic heteroaromatics as macrofilaricides: Synthesis of bis-amidine and bis-guanylhydrazone derivatives of substituted imidazio[1,2-a] pyridines. Sundberg RJ, Biswas S, Murthi KK, Rowe D. J. Med. Chem. 41, 4317-4328 (1998).
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